If you were to meet the Pope

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  1. Salty

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    I wouldn't meet him. I have no interest.
     
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    Ditto!!!
    And this added cuz "message too short"!
     
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    Forget all that. I'd just slip him the grip and say "Hiya pops!"
     
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    Ha, Ha! :laugh:
     
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    1. ok.
    2. ok
    3. ok
    4. no
    5. no
    6. no
    7. ok
    8. no!
    9. no (n/a)
    10. ok.
     
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    How about asking when and how he had received jesus in order to get saved?
     
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    I wouldn't say a bloody word.

    I'd have Sola Scriptura! written on my forehead.


    And this still applies if the RCC altered any of the Scriptures.
    What? ... Yes, but it's along story ... ask, if interested.

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  9. Salty

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    he would probably say he was baptized,

    and now what about the other questions in the OP link?

    1. Dress appropriately, regardless of your views on dress codes and personal liberty.
    would do that anyways

    2. Choose a dark suit for a private or semiprivate audience with the pope, if you're a man.
    not a problem

    3. Select a dress that covers your shoulders and reaches near your knees, if you're a woman. Dress pants are acceptable these days, but were not in earlier times.
    NA for me

    4 Addressing the pope by letter, one writes to His Holiness, the Pope or His Holiness Pope __________, Vatican City, 00817 Rome, Italy.
    I probably would just use "POPE"

    5. Use the following salutation: Your Holiness or Most Holy Father.
    How about " Dear Sir"

    6. Say "Your Holiness" or "Most Holy Father" when speaking directly to the pontiff, no matter what your religious affiliation.
    No can do - but Sir is always a sign of respect

    7. Listen to the pope's assistants for instructions on where to stand in the audience room.
    Reasonable

    8. Make a low bow, or go down on one knee, when being presented to the pontiff. Once again, disregard your religious affiliation.
    Don't think so

    9. Take the pope's right hand and kiss his ring if you're a Catholic.
    Not applicable

    10. Take and shake the pope's right hand if you're not a Catholic.
    Shouldn't be a problem
     
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    1. Dress appropriately, regardless of your views on dress codes and personal liberty.

    I always dress appropriately. Wouldn't do it, or not do it, for the pope.

    2. Choose a dark suit for a private or semiprivate audience with the pope, if you're a man.

    Why a dark suit?

    3. Select a dress that covers your shoulders and reaches near your knees, if you're a woman. Dress pants are acceptable these days, but were not in earlier times.

    N/A

    4 Addressing the pope by letter, one writes to His Holiness, the Pope or His Holiness Pope __________, Vatican City, 00817 Rome, Italy.

    I'd just use "Dear sir"

    5. Use the following salutation: Your Holiness or Most Holy Father.

    Absolutely not. He's NOT holy, nor is he my Father! :(

    6. Say "Your Holiness" or "Most Holy Father" when speaking directly to the pontiff, no matter what your religious affiliation.

    Absolutely not. He's NOT holy, nor is he my Father! :(

    7. Listen to the pope's assistants for instructions on where to stand in the audience room.

    That would be the courteous thing to do, so yes.

    8. Make a low bow, or go down on one knee, when being presented to the pontiff. Once again, disregard your religious affiliation.

    NO!!! I bow the knee to God alone.

    9. Take the pope's right hand and kiss his ring if you're a Catholic.

    Sorry, but that's just disgusting!

    10. Take and shake the pope's right hand if you're not a Catholic.

    Polite thing to do.



    He is JUST A MAN, and no one "special" to me.
     
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    He's German right? I think I'd swing through Jersey, and pickup EWF and the three of us would go out for a beer. :thumbsup:
     
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    First thing I would do is not read a list on how to meet another human being:tonofbricks:
     
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    I would have no problem following proper protocol for meeting the Pope.
     
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    Would you bow?
     
  15. webdog

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    proper protocol? Your roman catholic?
     

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